SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean court ruled on Wednesday that the tailings dam for Antofagasta Minerals' flagship Los Pelambres copper mine is safe, though a separate appeal has not yet been decided on a judge's ruling to demolish the facility that holds refuse left over from the extraction process.
When 33 Chilean miners became trapped underground while on a project, the story captivated the world. For 69 days, they fought for their lives and worked to escape, as rescue teams on the outside dealt with challenges of their own trying to get them out. Show More Summary
Back in 2010, the world watched as 33 miners in Chile worked to survive a period of 69 days trapped inside a closed off copperâ??gold mine. Now that incident has been turned into a feature film about resilience and strength - and it has a pretty damn impressive cast bringing the script to life. Show More Summary
The international trailer to The 33, Patricia Riggen’s film about the 2010 Chilean miner drama, has been released and there’s some haunting images here. Similar to how Oliver Stone brought us inside the Twin Towers during 9/11 in World...Show More Summary
You probably remember the horrific cave-in that took place at the San Jose mine in Chlie five years ago. 33 miners were trapped below ground, and the world looked on and hoped as rescue teams worked for 69 days to rescue them. Read the...Show More Summary
Five years ago, a cave-in at the San José Mine in Copiapó, Chile left 33 miners trapped. The entire world tuned in to watch the tragedy unfold over the next 69 days, as the men awaited rescue 2,300 feet underground. Now, we’re aboutShow More Summary
It's been five years since the world was captivated by the ongoing tragedy of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped a half-mile underground after an accident in a mine caused it to collapse. After 69 days, every single one of the trapped miners was rescued for a happy ending. Show More Summary
One of the Chilean miners famously rescued in 2010 has lost his home due to flash floods.
I received a review copy of Héctor Tobar's new book Deep Down Dark the other week and read the entire thing in one sitting. In it, Tobar tells the utterly mind-boggling story of the Chilean mine disaster of 2010, when 33 miners wereShow More Summary
How do you lead in a crisis: a disaster on Mount Everest, an oil spill, a collapse trapping 33 Chilean miners underground, or, in my case, going blind and then having an accident which left me paralyzed? Last year, I joined the World Economic Forum's group of Young Global Leaders for a course on leadership in extreme situations, led by Dutch Leonard. Show More Summary
Tobar, a former foreign correspondent, has most recently been a staff writer in books. His book on the buried Chilean miners comes out next month.
SunEdison has announced that it has signed an agreement with Antofagasta Minerals S.A. to set up 69.5 MW solar power project at a copper mine in Chile SunEdison To Set Up 70 MW Solar Power Project For Chilean Copper Mine was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
We've recently found interesting developments or updates on three stories that we've covered in the past: A settlement in criminal charges in the Sheri Sangji Lab death case; an in-depth feature on how the Chilean miners survived; and a four-year retrospective on the Tesoro Plant explosion that killed 7. Patrick Harran And L.A. District Attorney Reach Deal In Sheri Sangji...
There have been numerous pieces on the 33 trapped Chilean miners and their miraculous rescue in late 2010, but Héctor Tobar’s gripping article in The New Yorker was the only one that helped me understand what those two months underground felt like for the starving, resilient miners. Show More Summary
In August 2010 the world stopped breathing when a group of men employed as Chilean miners was trapped inside the San Jose Mine, nearly as deep as the tallest building on earth. I, too, longed for my daily infusion of news about their battle to survive. Show More Summary
It's been almost four years since 33 Chilean miners were trapped below the surface of the earth for 69 days. A story published this week by The New Yorker reveals some additional stunning details about their harrowing rescue, and some astounding new information about the mine itself. Read more...
Yesterday at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a pack of rowdy Chileans stormed the media center in Sao Paolo’s Maracana stadium before the game between Chile and Spain. So I guess those Chilean miners got everybody a little too worked up. Fortunately, while fans at the Colombia-Ivory Coast matchup today in Brasilia were pretty excited, they stopped short of going […]
Chile is once again rallying around the miners who were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days. However, this time, the 32 men who survived the mining accident are not asking for food or prayers, but rather for support for the country's soccer team as it heads into this year's W
You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.
A whole bunch of words isn’t really needed to underline how incredibly special this ad is. Produced by Banco de Chile, the spot, which features the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after spending a few torturous weeks surviving underground, hits the heart in the best way possible. Warning: after viewing, you may be tempted […]